We got our first look at Johnny Depp in Black Mass earlier this week and now we get the full trailer! Depp stars as notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in Scott Cooper’s biopic of the vicious Beantown crime lord and it looks insanely awesome.
The trailer starts as a clip, essentially.
Bulger and some associates are having some steak. After he presses his host for the “family secret” recipe and the man delivers, Depp turns on him in an instant and we get a lesson in why Depp is one of our most favorite actors working today.
This is a role that should remind the populous that Depp is an acting treasure and although he has strayed into blockbuster fun fare (like the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), he is still the guy who wowed us in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Ed Wood and so many other memorable roles.
Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) also has a stellar cast beyond Depp in this highly anticipated gangster flick that lands September 18 which we think has Oscar buzz written all over it.
Depp is joined by Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Johnson and Juno Temple.